Jessica Manelis  

Swimming by Jessica Manelis

June 2021 - Swimming

About the Image(s)

Since a snake has inhabited my fish pond, I have to seek out frogs in other places. I found this guy in a pond recently, while up in RI. I shot this hand held with my Nikon D3300 and a macro lens. I cropped in to cut out the top of the plastic pond liner. Not sure if I should crop in more to really focus on the frog, or if leaving that space around him gives him context? Other than cropping it is SOOC. Looking forward to your comments.

5 comments posted

Bob Crocker   Bob Crocker
Nice capture. It's sharp and he looks like he's really to hit the road. Nice lighting. Maybe a little more crop to reduce some of the foreground.   Posted: 06/10/2021 14:48:51

Cindy Lynch   Cindy Lynch
The frog is very sharp and the colors are rich. I've always wanted to get a good frog picture like this! I agree with Bob that there is a little too much foreground. I would crop in on the right and bottom to make the frog more of the focus and the obvious main subject. Nice capture!   Posted: 06/10/2021 21:48:09

Mary Hinsen   Mary Hinsen
Hi Jessica - this is a lovely capture and the frog's expression is great. I too would crop in a little more. I quite like the width of the image, but I would definitely crop in from the bottom.   Posted: 06/16/2021 16:44:15

Stuart Caine   Stuart Caine
(Group 42)
Very nice image. I agree that some cropping would help. I played with you image and this is what I came up with.   Posted: 06/17/2021 11:14:59
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Marcela Stegemueller   Marcela Stegemueller
Hi Jessica,
As attractive as the shapes of the lily pads are, I would crop some of them to give more importance to the small frog. I like the angle which you shot him. He looks like he is ready to swim on. I would darken the grasses somewhat to pull my eyes away from them to the frog.
  Posted: 06/17/2021 16:15:59


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